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Jemima Kiss

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Head of Technology and Writer — The Guardian

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Chromaroma: the makeover London commuting has been waiting for — The middle of a chaotic London Tube strike might not seem the best moment to launch an Oyster card travel game, but that's exactly what the team behind Chromaroma is doing today. On the plus side, gaining a few points for getting out a stop early - whether you'd planned to or not - might make London's infuriating public transport system seem a little more fun.

Facebook could face extra $5bn tax bill after US investigation — Facebook could be liable to pay between $3 to $5bn in extra US tax after an extensive investigation by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) into the way the tech company transferred assets to Ireland. The tax agency has been exploring whether Facebook deliberately deployed complex financial processes designed to minimize the amount of US tax it paid.

Amazon Web Services booms as revenues hit $2.9bn in second quarter — Amazon Web Services, the company's cloud service division, has long provided the infrastructure for vast retail websites and plucky startups alike, from Netflix and Airbnb to Nasa and the Royal Opera House, but is now seen as the company's biggest driver of growth.

From virtual communities to real-life enterprises … How Kickstarter generated more than $5bn — The Fed Ex guy is always delivering intriguing parcels to Mini Museum's headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, but he's never allowed to see what's inside. On Wednesday, it was something very cool from Norway, co-founder Jamie Grove explains - but he can't say any more.

Twitter pegging revenue hopes on $10bn live video market — Twitter reported its slowest growth in quarterly revenue since going public in 2013 as the company faces intensifying competition from fast-growing competitors such as Snapchat and Instagram. The microblogging service operator's shares plunged 10% in extended trading as revenue for the quarter fell short of analysts' estimates.

Culkin stars in Orange cinema ad — Macaulay Culkin is to appear in the next Orange Film Board cinema ad, with the Home Alone star styled as a death row inmate. The latest in the long-running Orange cinema campaign, created by the agency Mother London, features the fictional Orange Film Board executive Mr Dresden and his assistant Elliot persuading Culkin that his prison drama needs to be overhauled with some Home Alone slapstick.

Tesla has no plans to disable autopilot mode as third recent crash is revealed — Another accident involving Tesla's autopilot system has been reported, this time in Montana when a Model X veered off the road and hit a post. Early Sunday morning on a highway near Whitehall, a Tesla veered off to the right into a wooden guardrail, according to the Detroit Free Press, stopping the car before it left the road.

Tesla under investigation by SEC after fatal crash involving autopilot, report says — The US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Tesla failed to disclose to investors a lethal crash involving its autopilot technology. According to the Wall Street Journal, the SEC is scrutinizing whether the incident was "material" information that Tesla should have disclosed in a formal regulatory filing, though one source reportedly said the investigation may not lead to any kind of enforcement by the agency.

The royal website: Now with Queen-tracker map and corgi updates — Roll out the digital bunting and the red pixel carpets; today is the day the royal family's official website gets a revamp. I first stumbled on the official royal family website back in 2004 when I wanted to track down a good chronology of kings and queens.

Privacy Shield deal lets US tech firms transfer European customers' data again — Governments across the European Union have finally given the green light to a new deal on how consumer data must be transferred with the United States, ending months of delay caused by concern over US surveillance. Privacy Shield, the new commercial data transfer pact, was provisionally agreed by the EU and the US in February 2016 and will come into effect on Tuesday.
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Aug 26, 2016

RT @soulellis: awesome trick I learned today: turn browser into a notepad by pasting this into the url bar data:text/html, <html contentedi…

Aug 26, 2016

Things you find in the bottom of your handbag when you have two small children 

Aug 25, 2016

RT @alexismadrigal: Rooting for Beyonce's hat here to come back into fashion for the fall.

Aug 25, 2016

@dr_black Bloody love American breakfasts. (But you can love them to much etc)

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